Interested in learning strategies to teach about European Explorers in the Americas? Want to know more about the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica (Maya, Inca, and Aztec)? Explore the cartographic knowledge of the world in the sixteenth century. You will be able to do all of this and more by using Library of Congress primary sources. Register to attend the Library of Congress Exploring the Early Americas Teacher Institute. Participants will leave with strategies and materials they can use in their schools. The institute uses the Library's exhibition Exploring the Early Americas as its foundation. Learn how to make this era in history come alive for student using images, manuscripts, letters, three-dimensional objects, and maps.


Select one session

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 2013; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2013; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Room 139, First Floor, James Madison Building of the Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC


Educators from around the country


Provide educators with an opportunity to engage in discovery learning and to develop strategies to teach about the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds using Library of Congress primary sources.

Participants will learn to incorporate images, manuscripts, letters, maps, and 3-dimensional objects, and will engage in activities that will help make this era in history “come alive” for students through hand-on activities.

Registration is limited to the first 20 applicants for any date. Use form below.

For more information contact Susan Mordan at (202) 707–9203.

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For more information, or to register by phone, call 202-707-9203.

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